- Nationwide backlog of traps to detect Zika virus Updated: May-26-16 4:32 pm
KISSIMMEE, Florida - Florida has received less than half of the special traps it has ordered to help detect the Zika virus in mosquitoes, and nationwide the only U.S. distributor of the traps has a backlog of almost 1,950 orders from governments and private businesses, officials said Thursday.
- Arizona health officials form Zika virus defense plan Updated: May-25-16 6:03 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona health officials say they hope to prevent the Zika virus from spreading in the state by taking steps to identify travelers who bring the mosquito-borne disease home with them.
- Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika Updated: May-23-16 11:08 pm
MIREBALAIS, Haiti - Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- Hoosiers urged to take precautions against mosquitoes Updated: May-17-16 10:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Health is urging residents to take precautions against mosquitoes to avoid diseases, such as West Nile virus and Zika virus.
- Health officials say local spread of Zika 'likely' in Texas Updated: May-17-16 6:53 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has identified 33 cases of the Zika virus that all have been associated with overseas travel, but the virus is expected to begin spreading locally within the state during the sweaty upcoming summer months, top health officials said Tuesday.
- As many as 4 in 10 gay men have HIV in some Southern cities Updated: May-17-16 4:04 pm
NEW YORK - Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate, according to a study about how common HIV infections are in metro areas.
- Biologist: Rabbits and skunks can pass bird flu to ducks Updated: May-17-16 1:37 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed it enough to infect ducks - offering scientists one more clue about how bird flu may move in the environment and spread between farms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
- 4 cited in Mother's Day brawl at Atlanta area restaurant Updated: May-17-16 6:57 am
EAST POINT, Georgia - Police in the Atlanta area have identified four people seen fighting in a video of a Mother's Day brawl that went viral.
- UND gets $50,000 federal grant to study Zika virus. Updated: May-10-16 7:08 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation says the University of North Dakota is getting a $50,000 grant to study the effects parasites may have on transmission of the Zika virus.
- State seeking proposals for honeybee project grants Updated: May-09-16 7:37 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the state has about $100,000 available to fund research and promotion of honeybees.
- Spain reports 1st case of Zika-linked microcephaly Updated: May-06-16 4:27 am
MADRID - Health authorities say they've identified the first case in Spain of the birth defect microcephaly in the fetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus.
- Panama reports 4 cases of Zika-related microcephaly Updated: May-05-16 4:12 pm
PANAMA CITY - Health authorities in Panama said Thursday that they have identified four cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus.
- Zika researchers hold conference in Atlanta amid outbreak Updated: May-02-16 5:07 pm
ATLANTA - While Zika may be on the minds of researchers right now, little is known about what viruses could be on the horizon, making it a challenge to identify epidemics before they spread around the globe, a top researcher said Monday.